VOL. 5, No. 1/2, July 2009

S. Mercado-Sáenz, et al. [2009] Med. Hypotheses Res. 5: 105-107.

Magnetic Fields might be Used as Radiosensitizer for
Cancer Radiation Therapy

S. Mercado-Sáenz, M.J. Ruiz-Gómez*, B. López-Díaz, F.
Sendra-Portero, M. Martínez-Morillo

Laboratory of Radiobiology, Department of Radiology and Physical Medicine, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Malaga,  Teatinos s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain

Abstract. Cancer treatment with the use of radiotherapy can produce many side
effects, and in some cases the treatment response is far less than optimal, leading to
apparition of metastases. As such, radiosensitization of tumors may improve the efficacy of
radiation effects by minimizing the failure to radiation therapy. Here a hypothesis is
suggested concerning the potential use of magnetic field exposure as a radiosensitizer during
cancer treatment by increasing DNA damage.

* Correspondence: Dr. M. J. Ruiz-Gómez. Laboratorio de Radiobiología,
Departamento de Radiología y Medicina Física. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de
Malaga. Teatinos s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain. Tel: 34 95 2131578. Fax: 34 95 2131630. E-mail: